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P. D. James

P. D. James is the author of twenty previous books, many of which feature her detective hero Adam Dalgliesh and have been televised or filmed. She is the recipient of many honors, including the Mystery Writers of American Grand Master Award and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Literature, and in 1991 was created Baroness James of Holland Park.


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Death Comes to Pemberley (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2014
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7357-5 (0-8041-7357-5)

 
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In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable... Read more






Death Comes to Pemberley
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-95065-9 (0-307-95065-4)

In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their...

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Death Comes to Pemberley
Written by P. D. James
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | December 2011
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-99078-5 (0-307-99078-8)

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
 
It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their... Read more






Talking About Detective Fiction
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74313-8 (0-307-74313-6)

P. D. James, the undisputed queen of mystery, gives us an intriguing, inspiring and idiosyncratic look at the genre she has spent her life perfecting.
 
Examining mystery from top to bottom, beginning with such classics as Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, and then... Read more






The Private Patient
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2009
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-45528-4 (0-307-45528-9)

National Bestseller

Cheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.  When the investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, arrives to have a disfiguring facial scar removed, she has every expectation of a successful operation and a peaceful week recuperating. ...

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Original Sin
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-45557-4 (0-307-45557-2)

Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists.

 

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of impenetrable complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a...

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Death in Holy Orders
Written by P. D. James
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7723-3 (0-8129-7723-8)

From the award-winning master of literary crime fiction, a classic work rich in tense drama and psychological insight.

On the East Anglian seacoast, a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. When the body of a student is found buried in the sand, the boy’s... Read more






The Lighthouse
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27573-8 (0-307-27573-6)

A secure and secluded retreat for the rich and powerful becomes the setting for an unsettling series of murders.Combe Island off the Cornish coast is a restful haven for the elite. But when one of its distinguished visitors is found hanging from the island’s famous lighthouse in what appears to have... Read more






The Children of Men
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2006
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27543-1 (0-307-27543-4)

Told with P. D. James’s trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future.

The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as... Read more






A Taste for Death
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9647-3 (1-4000-9647-2)

When the quiet Little Vestry of St. Matthew's Church becomes the blood-soaked scene of a double murder, Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh faces an intriguing conundrum: How did an upper-crust Minister come to lie, slit throat to slit throat, next to a neighborhood derelict of the lowest order? Challenged with the... Read more






Father Brown
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by P. D. James
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$12.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7222-1 (0-8129-7222-8)

G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties–gained during his years listening to confessions–Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice.

This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by... Read more






The Murder Room
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7609-3 (1-4000-7609-9)

National Bestseller 

Murders present meet murders past in P.D. James’s latest harrowing, thought-provoking thriller.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh is already acquainted with the Dupayne--a museum dedicated to the interwar years, with a room celebrating the most notorious murders of that time--when he is called to investigate the killing of one of the family... Read more






Devices and Desires
Written by P. D. James
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7624-6 (1-4000-7624-2)

National Bestseller 

Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions, and schemes on a lonely stretch of Norfolk coastline.

Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has... Read more






A Certain Justice
Written by P. D. James
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-42532-4 (0-345-42532-4)

New York Times Bestseller

When distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a young man for the brutal murder of his mother, she views the case as simply another opportunity to demonstrate her brilliance in the courtroom. But within weeks of the trial Aldridge is found dead at her desk, a bloodstained barrister’s... Read more






Time to Be in Earnest
Written by P. D. James
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-44212-3 (0-345-44212-1)

On the day she turned seventy-seven, internationally acclaimed mystery writer P. D. James embarked on an endeavor unlike any other in her distinguished career: she decided to write a personal memoir in the form of a diary. Over the course of a year she set down not only the events and... Read more





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